GALLERY: Hundreds of pounds raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

PUBLISHED: 12:30 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 06 October 2017

St Martin's Church in Worle raised £275 for Macmillan.

St Martin's Church in Worle raised £275 for Macmillan.

Archant

People from around Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages shared cakes, biscuits and scones to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hutton Moor Leisure centre raised £180 through customer contributions. Hutton Moor Leisure centre raised £180 through customer contributions.

The chequered table clothes were laid, collection boxes were out and fresh baked cakes were on sale for people to enjoy during the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

A coffee morning was held at Congresbury Library. A coffee morning was held at Congresbury Library.

Thousands of pounds have been raised in and around Weston at a host of events.

St Clements Court in Worle held a coffee morning. St Clements Court in Worle held a coffee morning.

At St Clements Court in Worle, a coffee morning, raffle and tombola raised £742 for the cancer charity.

Reuben Long, aged nine, helping bake cakes for Macmillan Coffee Morning. Reuben Long, aged nine, helping bake cakes for Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Trish Edwards organised the event which also included a plant sale, home-baked cakes, a knitwear stand and some photos on sale.

A coffee morning was held in Shipham. A coffee morning was held in Shipham.

At Wilcox Cider Barn in Shipham villagers raised 
more than £300 towards the national event.

Weston's Tescos tried to break a Guinness World Record. Weston's Tescos tried to break a Guinness World Record.

Organiser Bob Shaw said: “With much laughter and good humour, the group of ladies, plus a few gentlemen, enjoyed sampling a good selection of cakes and drinks with several new friendships established.”

Strafford Road Patient Participation Group smiling for the camera at their coffee morning. Strafford Road Patient Participation Group smiling for the camera at their coffee morning.

Weston’s Lauriston Hotel also jumped on the bandwagon and raised a fantastic £440 with its coffee morning.

L-R: Jeremy Long, Morris Richards, Pauline King, Carol Richards and Gemma Lundy taking part in a coffee morning organised by Mercury editorial assistant Karen Richards at her house in Kewstoke. L-R: Jeremy Long, Morris Richards, Pauline King, Carol Richards and Gemma Lundy taking part in a coffee morning organised by Mercury editorial assistant Karen Richards at her house in Kewstoke.

Tesco Group 48, which includes the store in Weston, had another go at trying to break a Guinness World Record, after attempting to hold the largest cream tea event last year.

Mayor Jos Holder at the Clarence House coffee morning. Mayor Jos Holder at the Clarence House coffee morning.

Twenty-six stores across the South West took part and Tesco held the coffee mornings simultaneously.

Lauriston Hotel held a coffee morning for Macmillan. Lauriston Hotel held a coffee morning for Macmillan.

The current record stands at 667 participants and staff managed to seat 816 across all the venues on Friday.

Wick Riding School and John Hodge Solicitors tucked into some cake for Macmillan. Wick Riding School and John Hodge Solicitors tucked into some cake for Macmillan.

The staff are still waiting for the record to be verified but they raised more than £4,000 in the process across the stores.

Youngsters manned their cake counter for Macmillan. Youngsters manned their cake counter for Macmillan.

The Weston Fasteners served up some delicious cakes and a raffle which raised £301.13.

Macmillan Coffee Morning. Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Steve and Sue Emery from the Stafford Place Patient Participation Group sold coffee, tea and cakes along with a prize draw, which raised £650.

But the baking did not stop on Friday, Wick Riding School and John Hodge Solicitors hosted a joint coffee morning on Sunday which raised £187.53.

Upload your photos to www.iwitness24.co.uk

Other News Stories

15:12

Prom season started in style as Churchill Academy and Sixth Form’s year 11 pupils celebrated the conclusion of their studies for the year.

Read more

Year 11 students at Priory Community School celebrated the end of their exams in style.

Read more

A technology firm is expecting to move to Weston by the end of the year.

Read more

A theatre group, whose work with children has an ‘incredible’ impact on their confidence, has used its Go Kids Go! winnings to help with their performances.

Read more

Travellers have pitched up on council-owned land in Highbridge.

Read more

A Weston travel agent who pocketed thousands of pounds instead of booking customers’ holidays has been jailed.

Read more

Pupils from a Cheddar school honed their skills during a careers day.

Read more
06:31

More than £650,000 in allowances and expenses were claimed by North Somerset councillors last year.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Soldiers visited a Mead Vale school to thank pupils.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 15°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder